History After Hours

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series returns with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

Tickets for History After Hours events are $10 for adults and can be purchased online or at the door.

2018 Schedule

Enough to Feed an Army: Gingerbread

December 11, 2018
December 1776. Your challenge: bake enough bread to feed an army. Christopher Ludwick, who baked gingerbread in civilian life, faced this problem at Valley Forge.

2019 Schedule

A Winter's Ball

January 22, 2019
Take a costume challenge to upstage Elizabeth Schuyler’s big night out! See if your feet are fancy in 18th-century dances and make a lasting first impression from across the room in Hamilton Was Here.

Liberty For All?

February 19, 2019
The truth unfolds: Archaeologists lay out the groundwork for discovering how enslaved men and women found liberty in local sites. Unearth stories from old city’s road maps and buildings.

Burn After Reading

March 19, 2019
Feel like playing with fire? Learn why some legacy-making ladies burned their letters and which celebrity gossip still makes us wonder. Claim plausible deniability as you snoop for secrets in Hamilton Was Here and ask an archivist about the pros and cons of saving stuff.

Death and Taxes

April 16, 2019
Risk financial ruin and learn who went for total monopoly in this game of life during a high stakes game night inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s favorite certainties.

Seafarers and Stargazers

May 21, 2019
What astronomical means did it take to survive a soldier’s life at sea? Make a telescope onboard the privateer ship and hope the stars align in your favor.

Pride on Paper

June 18, 2019
Spill some ink and learn how Valley Forge drillmaster and author General von Steuben mustered a rag-tag army and became a revolutionary leader in more ways than one. Mixing printmaking, politics and the personal, this evening of self-expression celebrates the contributions of LGBTQ people in the ongoing Revolution.

Bros and Foes

July 23, 2019
Where did Hamilton and Burr go wrong in love and war? Learn how to be offensive but avoid a duel in ten easy steps. Select your second, bolster your spirits, and see if you can survive a competitive gallery game night that puts your friendship to the test.

Revolutionary Staycation

August 20, 2019
The Museum’s AmRevHQ website connects many historic sites in our area. Join us for a night of storytelling presented by regional sites and battlefields, all located within a day’s trip.